Human Services & Chemical Dependency
Courses in the Human Services Specialty Program offer sound theoretical framework and practical experiences. Professionals who wish to upgrade certification, can enroll in courses dealing with current practices in human services and chemical dependency. For those entering a new career, this program provides theory and practice in human services principles and arranges field experiences to exchange ideas with those currently working in the field.
At the end of the program, successful students will be able to:
- Engage in an array of people-centered work in public, private, and not-for-profit organizations.
- Assess a client, focusing on prevention as well as remediation of problems while maintaining a commitment to improving the overall quality of life of service populations.
- Create a service plan that recognizes client and community strengths.
- Effectively communicate orally and in writing in ways that minimize conflict and maximize clarity with diverse people.
- Give and receive constructive feedback as a means of continuous personal, professional and system improvement.
- Honor the ethics of human service delivery. Ethics include personal boundaries, confidentiality, respect, trust, cultural sensitivity and mandatory reporting laws.
DEGREESAssociate in Technical Arts
Certificate of Proficiency
Certificate of Recognition
- The Evergreen State College
- Case Aide
- Case Worker
- Chemical Dependency Professional
- Family Resource Coordinator
- Head Start Family Advocate
- Human Services Worker
- Social Work Aide
- Volunteer Coordinator
MEDIAN HOURLY WAGE IN WASHINGTON STATE
$13.47 - $23.39
Source: 2012 Olympic College Workforce Development "Red Book"